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Adventures in the Screen Trade


Early 1975, I found myself newly pregnant, in a bitterly cold Chicago about to do ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, with the two Gabor sisters Eva and Zsa Zsa, John Carradine, lovely character actor Phil Leeds and a very good young actor: Rick Lenz, with whom I became fast friends, as we barricaded ourselves behind a wall of semi sanity against all the madness that went on.  I learned to play a pretty good game of gin rummy from Rick...we played ...

Posted on April 22, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People


I have a few passions in my life and one of them is sailing.   So will devote this blog to the subject.   I visited California last week and stayed with close friend Rossi in her charming home  with its stunning view of the ocean.  Other good friend Gary Swenson own ands runs the Ullman Sail Loft in Ventura and they take me them for it.  We go out on an fairly ...

Posted on April 17, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People


        A few years ago, I appeared in a one woman show called VIVIEN LEIGH A PORTRAIT.   The play was written by Meade Roberts and friend and associate of Tennessee Williams, based on the life of the wonderful actress Vivien Leigh.   It all takes place on the last night of her life and many of her reminiscences are about her waning career and how hard it is to look back and remember one's younger, lovelier and more successful self.   ...

Posted on March 28, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects

Jane Drinks with George Eliot

One more of the delightful Drinking With Dead Women Writers short stories...this one about the extraordinary George Eliot.  I met with Elaine Ambrose, the author just recently about maybe taking these readings on the road.   We drank coffee at my favourite patisserie Janjou's .....a lovely meeting place which serves very good strong European coffee and delicious pastries.  Elaine is an interesting and prolific writer...I came away armed with many more of her funny original books.   She has ...

Posted on March 21, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects, Uncategorized